Period
to 18 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for KVM skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited KVM over the 6 months to 18 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kernel-Based Virtual Machine (KVM)
UK
6 months to
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 980 1005 914
Rank change year-on-year +25 -91 -9
Permanent jobs citing KVM 125 189 284
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.083% 0.11% 0.16%
As % of the System Software category 0.53% 0.83% 1.30%
Number of salaries quoted 107 142 236
UK median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% -16.67% +9.09%
10th Percentile £25,375 £31,250 £36,250
90th Percentile £74,250 £75,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - -20.00% +17.65%

KVM is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 23,492 22,780 21,802
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.51% 13.10% 12.30%
Number of salaries quoted 19,120 18,967 18,111
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £25,364 £24,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -

KVM
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing KVM as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for KVM in the UK

KVM
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing KVM.

Salary trend for KVM in the UK

KVM
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing KVM over the 6 months to 18 January 2019.

Salary histogram for KVM in the UK

KVM
Top 13 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing KVM within the UK over the 6 months to 18 January 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +41 122 £47,500 -5.00% 42
London +29 66 £52,500 -4.55% 15
UK excluding London +15 53 £40,000 - 28
South East +7 23 £35,000 -17.65% 1
South West +42 10 £37,500 -16.67% 13
North of England +30 8 £40,000 - 4
East of England +35 7 £55,000 +35.80% 8
North West +31 7 £40,000 +40.35% 4
Midlands +41 3 £47,500 +11.76% 1
East Midlands - 2 £42,500 -
Scotland - 2 £28,500 -
West Midlands +33 1 £47,500 +11.76% 1
North East +9 1 - -

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, IT jobs citing KVM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for KVM.

1 117 (93.60%) Linux
2 70 (56.00%) Python
3 66 (52.80%) Windows
3 66 (52.80%) VMware
4 58 (46.40%) VMware Infrastructure
5 48 (38.40%) Ansible
6 47 (37.60%) Amazon AWS
7 44 (35.20%) Puppet
8 43 (34.40%) Firewall
9 42 (33.60%) Bash Shell
10 40 (32.00%) DevOps
11 39 (31.20%) DNS
12 36 (28.80%) Opscode Chef
13 34 (27.20%) MySQL
14 33 (26.40%) Hyper-V
15 30 (24.00%) SQL
16 29 (23.20%) NFS
16 29 (23.20%) Git (software)
16 29 (23.20%) Jenkins
17 28 (22.40%) CentOS
17 28 (22.40%) Ubuntu
18 27 (21.60%) Xen
19 26 (20.80%) PostgreSQL
19 26 (20.80%) Open Source
20 25 (20.00%) Docker
20 25 (20.00%) Linux Command Line
21 24 (19.20%) Debian
21 24 (19.20%) TCP/IP
21 24 (19.20%) Cisco
21 24 (19.20%) Perl

KVM
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 22 (17.60%) Apache
2 18 (14.40%) nginx
3 12 (9.60%) OpenStack
4 7 (5.60%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (4.00%) Tomcat
6 4 (3.20%) CloudStack
6 4 (3.20%) Skype for Business
7 3 (2.40%) Confluence
7 3 (2.40%) uWSGI
7 3 (2.40%) WordPress
8 2 (1.60%) Apache Solr
8 2 (1.60%) IIS
8 2 (1.60%) JBoss
8 2 (1.60%) WebLogic
8 2 (1.60%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 7 (5.60%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 47 (37.60%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (15.20%) SaaS
3 13 (10.40%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (8.00%) OpenShift
5 9 (7.20%) Office 365
6 6 (4.80%) IaaS
7 4 (3.20%) GitHub
7 4 (3.20%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (3.20%) Mimecast
7 4 (3.20%) PaaS
8 3 (2.40%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (2.40%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.80%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.80%) DigitalOcean
9 1 (0.80%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 43 (34.40%) Firewall
2 39 (31.20%) DNS
3 24 (19.20%) TCP/IP
4 19 (15.20%) SAN
5 18 (14.40%) NAS
6 15 (12.00%) OpenVPN
7 14 (11.20%) DHCP
8 13 (10.40%) OPNsense
9 12 (9.60%) VLAN
10 10 (8.00%) iSCSI
10 10 (8.00%) PBX
11 8 (6.40%) LAN
11 8 (6.40%) WAN
12 7 (5.60%) FCoE
12 7 (5.60%) Fibre Channel
12 7 (5.60%) HTTP
12 7 (5.60%) Internet
12 7 (5.60%) SNMP
12 7 (5.60%) VoIP
13 6 (4.80%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (27.20%) MySQL
2 26 (20.80%) PostgreSQL
3 14 (11.20%) SQL Server
4 10 (8.00%) NoSQL
5 6 (4.80%) Redis
6 4 (3.20%) Amazon RDS
6 4 (3.20%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (3.20%) CouchDB
7 3 (2.40%) Big Data
7 3 (2.40%) Riak
8 2 (1.60%) MariaDB
8 2 (1.60%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.60%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.60%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.80%) Electronic Patient Records
9 1 (0.80%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.80%) HBase
Development Applications
1 29 (23.20%) Git (software)
1 29 (23.20%) Jenkins
2 9 (7.20%) Subversion
3 8 (6.40%) GitLab
4 6 (4.80%) GDB
4 6 (4.80%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (4.80%) Valgrind
4 6 (4.80%) Visual Studio
5 5 (4.00%) Metasploit
6 4 (3.20%) JIRA
6 4 (3.20%) TeamCity
7 2 (1.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (1.60%) Bitbucket
7 2 (1.60%) Maven
7 2 (1.60%) Selenium
8 1 (0.80%) Chocolatey
8 1 (0.80%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.80%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.80%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.80%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 14 (11.20%) Finance
1 14 (11.20%) Telecoms
2 8 (6.40%) Banking
2 8 (6.40%) Games
3 5 (4.00%) Marketing
4 4 (3.20%) Electronics
5 3 (2.40%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.40%) Private Banking
6 1 (0.80%) Avionics
6 1 (0.80%) Law
Job Titles
1 30 (24.00%) Administrator
2 26 (20.80%) Linux Administrator
3 23 (18.40%) DevOps Engineer
3 23 (18.40%) Systems Administrator
4 20 (16.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 17 (13.60%) Linux Engineer
6 13 (10.40%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 12 (9.60%) Systems Engineer
8 11 (8.80%) AWS DevOps
8 11 (8.80%) DevOps Administrator
8 11 (8.80%) Linux Systems Engineer
9 10 (8.00%) AWS Administrator
9 10 (8.00%) Linux DevOps Administrator
10 9 (7.20%) Architect
10 9 (7.20%) Developer
10 9 (7.20%) Support Engineer
11 6 (4.80%) C Developer
11 6 (4.80%) Infrastructure Architect
11 6 (4.80%) Software Developer
11 6 (4.80%) VoIP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (17.60%) LDAP
2 18 (14.40%) LAMP
3 15 (12.00%) LEMP Stack
4 10 (8.00%) XML
5 8 (6.40%) LAPP Stack
6 7 (5.60%) Elastic Stack
6 7 (5.60%) Regular Expression
7 6 (4.80%) .NET
7 6 (4.80%) FreeSWITCH
7 6 (4.80%) Web Services
8 5 (4.00%) HTML
9 4 (3.20%) CSS
9 4 (3.20%) libvirt
9 4 (3.20%) MAPI
9 4 (3.20%) OpenVZ
10 3 (2.40%) HTML5
10 3 (2.40%) jQuery
10 3 (2.40%) Middleware
10 3 (2.40%) Node.js
10 3 (2.40%) React
Miscellaneous
1 25 (20.00%) Linux Command Line
2 10 (8.00%) Data Centre
3 9 (7.20%) Replication
4 7 (5.60%) Public Cloud
5 6 (4.80%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (4.80%) Management Information System
6 5 (4.00%) BYOD
6 5 (4.00%) Clustering
7 4 (3.20%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (3.20%) Video Conferencing
7 4 (3.20%) YubiKey
8 3 (2.40%) Data Structures
8 3 (2.40%) Video\Live Streaming
8 3 (2.40%) Virtual Team
9 2 (1.60%) Cloud Native
9 2 (1.60%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.80%) Cyberattack
10 1 (0.80%) Fintech
10 1 (0.80%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (0.80%) VLSI
Operating Systems
1 117 (93.60%) Linux
2 66 (52.80%) Windows
3 28 (22.40%) CentOS
3 28 (22.40%) Ubuntu
4 24 (19.20%) Debian
5 18 (14.40%) FreeBSD
5 18 (14.40%) Windows Server
6 13 (10.40%) Solaris
6 13 (10.40%) Unix
7 10 (8.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (4.80%) Windows 10
9 4 (3.20%) VMS
10 3 (2.40%) OpenBSD
10 3 (2.40%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (2.40%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (1.60%) Fedora
12 1 (0.80%) AIX
12 1 (0.80%) HPUX
12 1 (0.80%) SUSE
12 1 (0.80%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (32.00%) DevOps
2 26 (20.80%) Open Source
3 19 (15.20%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (11.20%) Analytics
5 13 (10.40%) Configuration Management
5 13 (10.40%) Problem-Solving
6 11 (8.80%) Cybersecurity
6 11 (8.80%) Mentoring
7 10 (8.00%) Video Analytics
8 9 (7.20%) Deep Learning
9 8 (6.40%) Benchmarking
9 8 (6.40%) Computer Science
9 8 (6.40%) Hardware Maintenance
9 8 (6.40%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 8 (6.40%) OO
9 8 (6.40%) Performance Tuning
9 8 (6.40%) Project Management
10 7 (5.60%) Data Management
10 7 (5.60%) Patch Management
10 7 (5.60%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 70 (56.00%) Python
2 42 (33.60%) Bash Shell
3 30 (24.00%) SQL
4 24 (19.20%) Perl
5 16 (12.80%) PowerShell
6 12 (9.60%) C++
6 12 (9.60%) PHP
7 10 (8.00%) JavaScript
8 9 (7.20%) C
9 8 (6.40%) Java
10 7 (5.60%) Ruby
11 6 (4.80%) Shell Script
12 5 (4.00%) Go
13 3 (2.40%) Erlang
14 1 (0.80%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 14 (11.20%) Degree
2 4 (3.20%) RHCE
2 4 (3.20%) RHCSA
3 2 (1.60%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (1.60%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (1.60%) PMI Certification
3 2 (1.60%) PMP
4 1 (0.80%) CCNA
4 1 (0.80%) CCNP
4 1 (0.80%) PhD
4 1 (0.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.80%) QA
2 5 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.60%) COBIT
3 2 (1.60%) ISO 14001
3 2 (1.60%) SLA
4 1 (0.80%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.80%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 58 (46.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 33 (26.40%) Hyper-V
3 29 (23.20%) NFS
4 27 (21.60%) Xen
5 25 (20.00%) Docker
6 23 (18.40%) pfSense
7 17 (13.60%) Samba
8 16 (12.80%) Active Directory
9 10 (8.00%) QEMU
10 9 (7.20%) VirtualBox
11 7 (5.60%) Ceph
11 7 (5.60%) SRDF
12 6 (4.80%) VMware ESXi
13 5 (4.00%) vSphere
14 4 (3.20%) oVirt
15 3 (2.40%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 3 (2.40%) DRBD
15 3 (2.40%) PowerDNS
15 3 (2.40%) Varnish
15 3 (2.40%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 48 (38.40%) Ansible
2 44 (35.20%) Puppet
3 36 (28.80%) Opscode Chef
4 22 (17.60%) Terraform
5 21 (16.80%) Kubernetes
6 20 (16.00%) Nagios
7 15 (12.00%) ZABBIX
8 8 (6.40%) Icinga
9 6 (4.80%) HAProxy
9 6 (4.80%) SCCM
10 5 (4.00%) Cacti
10 5 (4.00%) Mesos
10 5 (4.00%) Nessus
10 5 (4.00%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 5 (4.00%) OpenVAS
10 5 (4.00%) QRadar
10 5 (4.00%) SCOM
11 4 (3.20%) Microsoft Intune
11 4 (3.20%) Munin
12 3 (2.40%) Ganeti
Vendors
1 66 (52.80%) VMware
2 24 (19.20%) Cisco
3 23 (18.40%) Red Hat
4 19 (15.20%) Microsoft
5 13 (10.40%) Oracle
5 13 (10.40%) PagerDuty
6 9 (7.20%) Juniper
7 7 (5.60%) EMC
7 7 (5.60%) Intel
7 7 (5.60%) NetApp
7 7 (5.60%) Sun
8 6 (4.80%) Google
8 6 (4.80%) SaltStack
8 6 (4.80%) SolarWinds
8 6 (4.80%) SonicWALL
8 6 (4.80%) WatchGuard
9 5 (4.00%) MuleSoft
9 5 (4.00%) Percona
9 5 (4.00%) Rapid7
9 5 (4.00%) Splunk